Profile: Tyler Burns

January 16, 2009 by tlburns
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Currently Looking For Work: Yes
DOB: 14 October, 1986
Position: Chief Mate
Experience: 3 seasons
Languages: English

Tyler Burns
School Address
1 Morrow Cove, #102
Vallejo, CA 94590
Home Address
1412 Ashmore St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Cell(805)459-5868 Home(805)544-4272

OBJECTIVE: A fulfilling work experience allowing me to accomplish my life goals, learn, and to contribute my knowledge and training to the changing maritime industry.

California Maritime Academy, CSU, Vallejo, CA
Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation, will receive April 2009,
with all accompanying certifications
U.S. Coast Guard Third Mate License and 100 ton Master License
STCW 1995 compliant, upon graduation
Dean’s List – GPA 3.3
Spring 2008-Winter 2008
Blue Company Chief Mate – Worked alongside, mentored, and trained by the Training Ship Golden Bear Chief mate on summer cruise and during the school year.
• Design watch training programs for underclass cadets during the school year.
• Also involved planning and preparing for the TSGB COI inspection, ABS internal inspection, Dry-dock work and surveys, and the annual Fleet week “Day on the Bay” excursion.
• Overall operational supervisor for the both senior and freshman deck cadets on summer training cruise.


Training Ship GOLDEN BEAR, Freshman Cruise Summer 2006
• Performed watch standing duties as helmsman, lookout, security,
and learned ship operations. Gained increased interest in world travel.
Training Ship GOLDEN BEAR, Senior Cruise Summer 2008
• Performed duties of a licensed watch officer, bridge team management, navigation, conning, collision avoidance etc…. Completed STCW celestial navigation program. Operated ships twin screw liberty boat while at anchor to ferry passengers to and from the shore. In addition as Cadet Chief Mate, I built station bills and watchbills for all 100+ deck cadets. Organized callouts fore, midship, and aft for arrivals and departures. Worked closely with the Captain and the Chief mate as well fellow cadet officers to manage and train cadets.
Commercial Internship Military Sealift Command (MSC)
• Aboard TAO-195 USNS Leroy Grumman Summer 2007
• Aboard TAO-201 USNS Yukon Summer 2008
Aboard ship my roles included: ship maintenance, survey work, observed assisted and directed Underway Replenishment (UNREP) operations, stood watches, observed and assisted in loading of petroleum product (DFM, JP5) in various ports with hoses and loading arms, assisted in arrival and departure evolutions in the wheelhouse, bow, stern, midship, and in the engine room, and completed requirements for Person In Charge of Dangerous Liquids (PIC- DL).

California Maritime Academy-Maritime Operations Department-Vallejo, CA 2006 – 2008
In charge of maintenance, work surveys, inventories, rigging, slinging, cargo operations, and custom electronic security door knob and lock installation as a student worker aboard the Training Ship Golden Bear
Topflight Construction-San Luis Obispo, CA 2004 – Present
Built and remodeled homes in the local area, framing, painting, tile work, laying cement, and various other odd jobs.

Person in Charge of Dangerous Liquids (Class E and lower)
Basic Keelboat certification
Fast Rescue Boat qualified Coxswain
Fork lift driver’s license (electric and diesel)
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Cargomax, EDCIS
TSGB Cruise Award- summer 2006
Admirals Leadership Award- Fall 2006
TSGB Cruise Award- summer 2008
World Cruising/Sailing, travel, surfing, woodworking, boatbuilding, construction work, backpacking, bicycling, swimming, water polo, writing, reading.
Food server at Vallejo homeless shelter, Mexico Mission trips, Campus Costal Clean-up.

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